Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Dr Mike Davis is one of the investigators of a successful ARC Linkage grant ($757,205). Mike will work on his project “Conviction Politics: The Convict Routes of Australian Democracy”. This grant is administered through Monash University.

Resident adjunct Dr Sara Riva's research explores the relationship of neoliberalism and humanitarianism, and the effects of this relationship on refugees. In this article, Dr Riva and her colleague Dr Gerhard Hoffstaedter (The University of Queensland) propose five solutions to help the world's 70 million refugees. Read the aticle in The Conversation

New Article: Professor Stan Grant: The Sydney Morning Herald. People power will test Xi Jinping, but he can wait it out

Welcome our new Professor of Global Affairs – STAN GRANT

Upcoming events

AKE workshop

Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment Workshop series

Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop Series is presented by Dr Ashleigh Watson (Griffith University), Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro (Griffith University), and Samantha Trayhurn (Western Sydney University) on Friday 19 July 2019.

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Visiting Scholar Seminar series

Para-site-seeing: Art and multi-scalar mobilities is presented by Dr Jen Southern (Lancaster University, UK) on Tuesday 30 July 2019.

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Adele's workshop

Embodied methodologies for researching wellbeing

Embodied methodologies for researching wellbeing workshop will be presented by special hosts, Professor Simone Fullagar (Griffith University), Dr Julia Coffey (University of Newcastle), Professor Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT), Dr Adele Pavlidis (Griffith University) on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

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